Sunday, June 6th, 2010

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How often do you touch-up your makeup?

  • Once a day (42%, 925 Votes)
  • Never! (41%, 910 Votes)
  • Twice a day or more (16%, 361 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 24 Votes)

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31 thoughts on “How often do you touch-up your makeup?

  1. Jasmine

    I touch up anything on my lips, like lipgloss, lipstick but that’s all.

  2. Leidy

    It depends on the weather and on how myskin is feeling. Some days Im oilier than others. ALso depends on the activity. If im out dancing I definitely have to check it more!

  3. Crissy

    At lunchtime I usually just blot away excess oil from my face- that doesn’t count as touching up right? Then when I get home from school I will re-do my makeup..okay that sounds totally weird haha but I feel more productive if I look better. I swear by the saying “if you look good you feel good” so if I feel good while I do my homework I’ll enjoy it more! …and I’m totally normal..ahahah

    • Jocelyn

      I know exactly what you mean about being more productive. When you look good, your just in a better mood. :)

  4. Elusive

    Technically it’s twice a day or more but it’s misleading because I only really touch up my lips as lipstick wears off, especially when eating.

    If we don’t count lipstick, it’s never!

  5. I only ever touch up my lipstick, when I start biting my lips.

    The makeup itself, I wear it till it falls off. For the most part, i don’t have issues with creasing or racoon eye mascara, but I DO notice my foundation migrates away pretty quick.

  6. Maybe once but only if I’m shinny or to reapply lipstick.

  7. It actually depends on what I’m doing. During work I just touch up during my break (or not at all), but when I’m out during my free time, I tend to touch it up more often. No real rules, just when I feel like I need some touching up. Although my lips get special treatment. ;-)

  8. NIKKI

    it depends on the weather, the oiliness/condition of my skin, and how much i have on for the day

  9. I re-apply face powder twice a day if needed, and also lipstick/lipgloss when it wears off.

  10. Marjolijn

    when I pass by a mirror, I’ll check if any makeup has migrated and quickly wipe it away if it has, but I don’t carry anything with me to really do a touch-up!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Karine Fiaspice

    Well if lipstick don’t count, it’s never for me… unless I really look like if my face melted down!

  12. paige

    I touch up my lipgloss an awful lot during the day! But full face, maybe once a day or twice.

  13. sass

    I do a lot of blotting and reapplying of my lipstick and glosses. My makeup starts to go negative at the end of the day and that’s when I just take it all off.

  14. Catherine

    On a typical work day I only touch up with some blot powder around lunch time. The only time I touch up eye makeup, blush, etc. is if I’m going out after work or on the weekend

  15. JD

    I work at a butcher shop so things can get messy! I do my makeup in the morning and that’s it. I only ever touch it up if I’m going out right after work…otherwise I go straight home and take a shower so I don’t smell like bacon and look like I bathed in blood!

  16. Abby

    Since I work full time, i usually don’t have time to touch up my makeup other than lipstick. I use model in a bottle setting spray and then I don’t have to worry!

  17. christine

    MAC spf50 prep & prime under foundation +
    MAC invisible set powder = no need for touch ups :)

  18. Marina

    Usually i just use blotting sheets and reapply whatever lip product i’m wearing, which can be once or five times a day depending on the lippie.

  19. I actually never touch up my makeup. I don’t bring a makeup bag with me to school or when I’m out. I usually just blot with tissue paper during the day and that’s all I need.
    However, if I come home in the middle of the day and I know I’m going out later, I’ll touch myself up to look more refreshed.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    I try to avoid wasting money on poor quality makeup that requires frequent touch-ups. I usually only do that with lip gloss and blotting paper.

  21. monika-luiza

    it depends on the weather and on my make-up. If I’m doing a natural look I don’t touch-up at all. red l/s I check hourly, blush and liner maybe once a day if I do it a all.

  22. androgynes

    like every hour, i have really oily eye-lids so eyeshadow won’t last longer than 2hour on my eye and i don’t like it anymare after 1hour so i have every hour like ‘new’ freshly done eye make-up :’)

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michou

    I’ll reapply lipstick/gloss more than twice a day (I am ALWAYS smacking my lips or something equally dumb to not let it last), but eyes I won’t do more than once a day and I never do more than blot excess oil from my face makeup.

  24. Mid day touch with oil blotter and since i drink alot of water throughout the day, i’m constantly redoing the lips!

  25. Ashley

    I don’t currently wear any face makeup (especially since I’m only out for a few hours before lunch and don’t see the point in wearing face makeup for like, three hours), so I only touch up my lips. The amount of times I touch up depends on how frequently I’m drinking from my water bottle or if I blow my nose (if I blow my nose, I end up wiping away half of my lip product). I never touch up my eyes.

  26. I really don’t unless I’m going out at night, but I’ll usually just change the makeup entirely

  27. My touch-up depends on the weather, but I usually just touch-up the powder or lipstick/gloss.

  28. I ue to bring powder to touch up, but now I take my lipstick and a mirror in my makeup bag. P.S.I stopped carrying my powder with me because I would forget to touchup/my makeuplasts all day, even in the summer!

  29. I touch up on my lipstick once a day on a day to day basis. The things I never touch up on are: Eyeshadow,Foundation,Powder,Lipliner,my brows,concealer and mascara.All of these that I never touch up on are done at home.